Precious Thoughts – Psalm 139 Day 5

There are about seven quintillion, five hundred quadrillion grains on earth. God's thoughts about us are more than that. How precious is that?
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If you would like to start “A Psalm 139 Devotional” from Day 1, read, “Search me, God, and Know my Heart.”

Psalm 139: 17-18

17 How precious to me are your thoughts,[aGod!
    How vast is the sum of them!
18 Were I to count them,
    they would outnumber the grains of sand—
    when I awake, I am still with you.

I have thought about this verse several times as I laid on the beach in awe of God’s marvelous creation. I’ve pondered, “Does God really think about little ole me this much?” I honestly can’t even begin to comprehend that truth but I believe it in faith.

As I reread this verse today, I decided to do a little research on how to estimate the grains of sand. According to David Blatner, author of “Spectrums: Our Mind-boggling Universe from Infinitesimal to Infinity,” there are about seven quintillion, five hundred quadrillion grains on earth. What?? I can’t even begin to process what that number is. But I do understand that we may never be able to process the magnitude of the love of God until we meet him face to face.

There are about seven quintillion, five hundred quadrillion grains on earth. God's thoughts about us are more than that. How precious is that?

Created with a purpose, he has high hopes for us. Oh, beloved sisters, what delight it brings to know the Lord thinks of us with such fondness. We are not a fleeting thought, an occasional consideration, but we are dearly loved. He carefully considers everything concerning us. We can’t even begin to imagine them all. Nothing we do or fail to do can take away the love he has for us. Praise him for that!

Prayer

Abba, Father, you are such a great dad. No matter what our earthly parents have done for or to us, it pales in comparison to your love. Lord, whether they loved us with all their heart or abused and abandoned us, you are our true father. You have never left or forgotten us. You have never fallen short. Your ways are perfect, Lord, and your plans for us are good. Father, help us to heal from any wounds we may have, both known to us and repressed. Lead us into your perfect peace and will. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

Read Day 6- A Psalm 139 Devotional, “A Warrior’s Heart”

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